Recipe Box

Rose and Peony Flower Infused Honey

Today is a perfect May day. I woke up and made coffee, opened the front door, and walked onto the front porch only to be...

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead

It is spring. Normally, this time of year gooses me and makes me squeal, propelling me out of my stiff winter depression and lurching me...

Moscow Mule Mocktail: sunshine in a copper mug

What is a Moscow Mule? Simply put, a classic Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime served over ice in...

Taste of home: create your own foraged spice blend

What does your home taste like? What is the terroir of your territory? The plants, herbs, trees, and fruits that you grow can yield a...

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip]

Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey and mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and (shudder) green bean casserole, but in my household, it always means the annual appearance...

Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

You can make a traditional Hot Toddy with only a few ingredients: whiskey, honey, water, and lemon. It is simple, but it's good to have...

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

The summer solstice brought many things alive in the garden, plants I'd been waiting to see bloom to know that summer was truly upon us...

Bone broth: Thoughts and Techniques

Recently, I jumped on the bone broth wagon.  Whilst going through difficult emotions in my personal life this winter, I had an intense craving for...

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

When most foragers think of wild spring greens, their minds go to dandelion greens and chickweed or any number of other herbaceous spring greens. A...

Eggless Cake Ideas to Inspire

[wpsm_quote author="Amber Pixie" float="right" width="10"]I have chickens and so an abundance of eggs, but Craig from CakeJournal has taught me something new with many of...

Aussie Pavlova: a Gluten & Dairy-Free Recipe

Organizing huge dinners is a pretty big deal in my family. Most of the time I’m just in a crazy rush to get somewhere or...

Garlic Mustard Pesto Recipe – guilt-free foraging

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is out and about in my corner of North Carolina. This early summertime plant is lush, green, and easy to pull...

How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

For some reason, ear infections seem to be a common childhood complaint. If you begin to recognize the symptoms of an ear infection very early,...

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

This is a guest post from Ben at The Online Grill, who says he is a lazy cook. I can totally appreciate that sentiment! Cheers,...

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

  When cherries went on sale this year, I grabbed as many as I could and set to work. Eric and I are already looking...